Part-time Project Manager and Support Officer wanted (combined role)

Part-time, self-employed position

Working around 20 hours per week, mostly during UK office hours

Working entirely from home/the location of your choice

Rate: £12/hr

Start date: ASAP

 

 

To apply, please complete the application form here. CVs will not be accepted.

Applications close at 10pm on Monday 16th April, however early applications will be considered favourably.

 

Calling organised, friendly humans!

Insider Trends helps large retailers innovate and create world-leading, profitable retail ecosystems. We’ve helped Marks & Spencer, Galeries Lafayette, Chanel, EE, Unilever, L’Oreal and Lego understand what’s coming next in the world of retail and how they can boost profits. We pride ourselves on providing exciting yet easy-to-understand insight and inspiration.

We’re now looking for someone super organised to become the backbone for our team. You’ll make all the arrangements for the events we run, booking in meetings, coaches, lunches and rooms based on the wish list we send you. You won’t need to be present during the event itself, but you will need to clearly communicate with all involved parties beforehand, to make sure things run smoothly.

You’ll also assist the team on an ongoing basis, communicating with the outside world to set up phone calls, sending out invoices, establishing the tech setup for presentations and more.

If you’re methodical, switched on and a fast learner, you have everything you need to do this role.

We are a small, fast growing team – we’re ideally looking for someone who’s hungry to grow their skills, experience, responsibility and earnings with us.

This is a self-employed position – you’ll have a lot of control over your hours and place of work. You’re welcome to work from any place in the world with a reliable internet connection.

We will need you to roughly keep to a schedule that you define, checking in at least 3-4 days a week during UK office hours. Most of the hours you put in will need to be on weekdays between 9am and 6pm, UK time. This means you’ll be able to speak to partners and clients during their working day, and we’ll know when you’re happy for us to contact you.

As it is a self-employed position, you will be responsible for paying your own tax and National Insurance, as well as saving money to cover times when you are sick or on holiday. If applicable, you will need a Visa that allows you to be self-employed. You’ll need to supply your own fast, wifi-enabled laptop.

 

We hope to hear from people from every walk of life – including people looking to change careers, people looking to get back into work, graduates and more.

 

 

To apply, please complete the application form here. CVs will not be accepted.

Applications close at 10pm on Monday 16th April, however early applications will be considered favourably.

 

Your role

You’ll be responsible for the following activities:

Project management

– Organise and book in everything needed to make our retail safaris and events happen – everything from meetings, room hire, buses, additional assistance and group meals. We will provide you with a list of things to organise – it’ll be your job to book it in.

 

Team support

– Set up interviews and phone calls for other team members

– Liaise with events managers to clarify project brief and tech setup for presentations

– Devise potential solutions to challenges our business faces, research options and present recommendations in note form

– Carry out online research

– Invoice clients (using information and templates we’ll provide)

– Send out form emails and set reminders to follow up

– Other admin and project support

 


Person specification

Essential attributes – you MUST:

– Be extremely well organised, with a high level of attention to detail

– Be comfortable speaking to anyone on the phone – this role involves a fair amount of time spent on the phone

– Be a proactive problem solver

– Be comfortable using and teaching yourself to use new computer interfaces (eg Google Drive, Google Calendar, Chrome plugins, PayPal, Trello, other systems as required)

– Be self-motivated

– Be a fast learner

 

It’s not essential, but it’d be great if you:

– Have excellent spelling and grammar

– Have sales experience, or are interested in persuading others

– Have previous experience of managing and co-ordinating others

– Are interested in business, retail, strategy and/or innovation

 

To apply, please complete the application form here. CVs will not be accepted.

Applications close at 10pm on Monday 16th April, however early applications will be considered favourably.

 

Thanks for reading – we look forward to hearing from you!